Busy Builders, Busy Week!

Busy Builders, Busy Week!

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In this bright, bold picture book, a cast of animal characters are building a brand-new playground in a local park for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction plan as the steam-rolling, digging, and planting gets underway.

Tuesday! Mix day!
Pipe and boards and bricks day.
Stack, spin, pour it in.
Give the fence a fix day.

Wednesday! Load day!
Take it on the road day.
Hoist, haul, pull it all.
Something being towed day!

The construction project comes together for a joyful, rhyming walking tour of a neighborhood, where young readers can learn the days of the week while watching everyone work as a team!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Board book | 32 pages
  • 148 x 165 x 15.24mm | 255g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • full-color illustrations throughout
  • 168119029X
  • 9781681190297
  • 68,863

Review quote

Timmers's acrylic paintings present big-eyed, cheerful animals busy on the job using realistic looking tools and trucks. The brown of the dirt lot and fence (which gets a makeover, too) contrast with increasing splashes of color-the animals themselves, as well as the whimsical playground fixtures. The result is a joyful cacophony of color and activity. * Publishers Weekly * Young construction enthusiasts and animal lovers alike will be delighted by the zany details. The energetic rhyme and bright paintings make this a natural storytime crowd-pleaser. * School Library Journal * The lively text supports the joy, but in this case, the delight is in the details. * Kirkus Reviews * Richard Scarry has some competition. . . . The acrylic illustrations are bright and busy, full of details to spot. . . . Charming appeal. Neatly encapsulates the three-ring circus that is a little tyke's world and gives children an opportunity to practice all kinds of skills. * Kirkus Reviews on ALL THROUGH MY TOWN * With spreads jam-packed with detail and event . . . it's an undeniable feast for the eyes. * Publishers Weekly on ALL THROUGH MY TOWN * This spirited picture book is as much fun to browse through as it is to read, and it could spark classroom discussions about neighborhoods and community workers. * School Library Journal on ALL THROUGH MY TOWN *
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About Jean Reidy

Jean Reidy is the author of All Through My Town, Too Purpley!, Too Pickley!, and Too Princessy!, among many other books for children. She lives with her family in Greenwood Village, Colorado.


Leo Timmers has written and illustrated several books for children, including All Through My Town, Who is Driving?, and the award-winning Happy with Me. He lives with his family in Brussels, Belgium.

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Rating details

239 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 21% (50)
4 40% (96)
3 33% (79)
2 5% (13)
1 0% (1)
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